At the Innovation Conference 2021, Chinese wearable brand Huami announced that it will soon launch its third-generation wearable chip. Huami Founder and CEO, Huang Wang, has reportedly revealed that the company is planning to launch its third-generation self-developed Huangshan wearable chip.
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He feels that with the technology on chips advances, the capital investment also jumps up. This can look bad at the start; however, this is reaching the end consumer. As a result, the overall production cost can be reduced.
Huami, which has been a pioneer in Smartwatches, AI-based smart wearable, stepped into the world of self-developed wearable chips in 2018. It was the world’s first AI-powered Huangshan No.1 chipset. Huami used the chipset in many of its smart products. It has an architecture based on the RISC-V instruction set. It also has a C2 co-processor and an independent Neural Processing Unit. The AI deep learning depends on the NPU that enables it to make predictions from the available dataset. Hence, we can expect the company to upgrade the NPU and the instruction set to get a leap in performance on the third-gen, reports GizChina.
Although Mr. Wang didn’t name the chipset yet, we can guess that the company will keep its naming structure and call it Huangshan No.3.
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In other news, according to the 2019 financial report, Huami’s revenue in 2019 reached 834.9 million US dollars with 59.4% year-on-year growth and 42.3 million shipments in total. Mr. Wang Huang said in the earning call: “As a strategic partner, Huami and Timex have cooperated closely in product development and new technology exploration. At present, the first product with exciting experiences R300 GPS has been launched in the North American market. At the same time, the partnership with Xiaomi is continuing, and it is expected that the Mi Band 5 will be seen later this year.”